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January, 2020

2020 BOAT & MOTOR BUYER’S GUIDE By Capt. John N. Raguso
Bigger, faster, better, high-tech, inter-connected, user-friendly, ergonomic, multi-functional - the list goes on and on regarding why you might want to consider a new boat this season. There are some wickedly cool and interesting new boats to talk about for the upcoming model year, so just sit back and enjoy the ride as we begin our annual exploration with the 2020 version of the Fisherman’s Boat Buyer’s Guide.

BORN TO RUN: HUDSON RIVER TO CANYON STRIPER By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
The much-anticipated results of satellite tag #2 begs the question – coincidence or pattern?

MEET THE WINNER OF THE 2019 DREAM BOAT By Fred Golofaro
Nosed out of the top spot in 2018 by a tiebreaker, Garrett Weir was determined to find his way back to the winner’s circle.

MOVING WATER:BUTTON YER LIPS by Dave Anderson
A ‘Buyers Guide’ of metal lip styles and what they do when attached to a piece of wood.

JANUARY JACKPOT: TOP TOGGIN’ TACTICS By Nick Honachefsky
Jump aboard a local party boat for advice on scoring that personal best tog this month.

SOUTHERN COMFORT: WINTER ROUNDUP IN LOWER STATE By Sandi Kennedy
Keep your South Jersey options open – and fresh – this winter season.

CPR ON THE FLY:COLOR, PROFILE & RETRIEVE By Capt. Jim Freda
When choosing the appropriate fly, what characteristics are most important for drawing a strike?

CHOPPERS CHOPPED:MANAGERS TAKE 80% BITE OUT OF BLUEFISH By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Managers pass most restrictive bluefish limits in history, while acknowledging popularity has waned as migratory patterns have changed.